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NJ high court overturns conviction over 'Shining' reference

Jan. 19, 2021 4:51 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme court has overturned a man's bank robbery conviction because of a prosecutor's reference to a classic horror movie. During closing arguments in the case against Damon Williams, the prosecutor showed jurors a photo from the movie “The Shining”...

Today in History

Jan. 18, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2021. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored...

This booking photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office in California shows Miya Ponsetto.   Ponsetto, who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel on Dec. 26 , 2020 was arrested Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in her home state of California. She was jailed in Ventura County, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office there said. It wasn't immediately clear what charges she might face. (Ventura County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Woman hedges apology in tense interview on hotel attack

Jan. 12, 2021 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her cellphone and tackled him at a New York City hotel appeared to back off her apology in a TV interview that aired Monday, suggesting without evidence that maybe he did try to steal her phone after all. “So, maybe it...

This booking photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office in California shows Miya Ponsetto. Ponsetto, who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and tackled him at a New York City hotel in a widely seen video has been charged after returning to the city. New York City police said Miya Ponsetto was charged Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in Manhattan with attempted robbery, grand larceny, acting in a manner injurious to a child and two counts of attempted assault.(Ventura County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Woman in widely seen hotel confrontation charged in NYC

Jan. 9, 2021 9:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old California woman who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and tackled him at a New York City hotel in a widely seen video was charged after returning to the city on Saturday. Miya Ponsetto was charged with attempted robbery, grand larceny, acting in a manner...

Officials: Benjamin Kickz charged with stealing phone

Jan. 8, 2021 4:37 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A social media personality known for selling high-end sneakers to celebrities and other wealthy clients stole a man's phone at a South Florida hotel before his entourage beat the man up, prosecutors said. Benjamin Kapelushnik, 21, known on Instagram and other social media as Benjamin Kickz,...

Woman charged for stealing $10K dog from Houston-area shop

Jan. 6, 2021 4:54 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman who allegedly stole a $10,000 bulldog from a Houston-area pet shop and fled in a speeding car while an employee chased her and clung to the hood was charged with aggravated robbery, authorities said. Royshana King, 21, is accused of snatching the dog on Nov. 4 from Bully Kamp, a...

Fishermen rescue naked fugitive from Australian tree

Jan. 6, 2021 1:19 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found sitting on a tree branch in Australian crocodile habitat. Cam Faust said Wednesday he and fellow recreational fisher Kev Joiner heard Luke Voskresensky, 40, yell for help on Sunday as they set crab traps from their dinghy...

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin poses outside his office in San Francisco on Jan. 30, 2020. Boudin took office as district attorney in San Francisco a year ago as part of a politically progressive wave of prosecutors committed to seeking restorative justice over mass incarceration. But now the former deputy public defender is under fire for the deaths of two pedestrians on New Year's Eve who were run down in an intersection by a 45-year-old parolee. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Francisco DA under fire after pedestrians killed

Jan. 5, 2021 8:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin took office as district attorney in San Francisco a year ago, part of a politically progressive wave of prosecutors committed to seeking restorative justice over mass incarceration. But now the former deputy public defender and son of one-time Weathermen radicals is under...

Police: Man steals mini-snow plow, crashes into Target

Dec. 25, 2020 3:11 PM EST

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arrested after a Christmas morning crime spree that gave new meaning to the term doorbuster. It happened shortly before 2 a.m., Suffolk County police said, when Justin Shuffle stole a 2010 Bobcat skid loader, which is used to push snow, from a Bay Shore...

Police: Kansas officer fatally shot suspect after car rammed

Dec. 23, 2020 4:09 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect after the man rammed a stolen pickup truck into the officer's police cruiser. Paul Peraza, 50, was fatally shot Monday afternoon after allegedly robbing a credit union and leading police on a chase that ended in a...